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Virtual and socially distanced fundraising

How YOU can raise funds for farm animals during the pandemic

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We’ve got some great ideas to help inspire your virtual or socially distanced fundraising! Any-bunny can get involved; whether you are an avid higher welfare baker, an adrenaline junkie or just simply want to clear out your cupboards.

Become a sponsored superhero for animals!

Ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you for doing a chosen activity. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Get active!

  • Whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner or would prefer to take on a lighter challenge, you can get active to help animals! Just pick a date and run, jump, hop or swim your chosen distance in aid of farm animals.
  • If you’re feeling brave, you could take on an extreme challenge such as a skydive or mountain climb!
1. Get active!

Give something up

  • Are you a caffeine addict or a chocaholic? Why not give up your vice for farm animals and get sponsored for doing it?!
2. Give something up

Try something new

  • Make a difference for farm animals 3 times a day by going vegan or vegetarian for a chosen period of time! (This makes a great month-long challenge!)
3. Try something new

Other ways to get sponsored

  • Turn your favourite activity into a marathon?! For example, you could organise a video game-athon and stream your gameplay on Twitch! Other marathon activities could include a dance-athon, yoga-athon, read-athon, board game-athon… You get the idea!
  • If you fancy a bold new look you could even shave your head or dye your hair a crazy colour!
4. Other ways to get sponsored

Stay connected while helping farm animals

It’s easy to feel isolated during these uncertain times, so we have compiled several fun ideas to keep you connected with friends and family, whilst also helping farm animals!

Cute farm animal cakes with pig, chicken and cow decorations

Why not organise a virtual or socially distanced dinner party with family or friends? You could request a donation to attend, or even ask guests to donate what they would have spent on a meal out!

Child with face mask on playing games console

Arrange an online gaming night with friends with a suggested donation to join the party! You could split into different farm animal teams in a tournament, e.g. Team Hen vs Team Pig!

Man and woman drinking wine and cheering in front of laptop, with a dog

Host a virtual pub quiz with friends and family over Zoom or House Party. You could even make it farm animal themed! To raise some funds, you request a suggested donation for each team to enter, with proceeds to Compassion.

Popcorn and clapperboard

Arrange your very own virtual movie night with friends! Simply choose a movie and press play at the same time. You could even video call your friends while you watch the film Gogglebox-style! Donate the money you would have spent on cinema tickets and snacks.

Use your talents to help farm animals

Would you like to get creative, or do you have a hidden talent you’d like to use to fundraise for farm animals?

A canvas painting of a highland cow

Paint or draw something and auction it (or sell prints). You could get the kids involved and create some farm animal decorations or cards to sell in aid of farm animals!

Man in yellow hat playing yellow guitar

Why not host a virtual gig and charge a suggested donation for virtual or socially distanced attendance!

Slice of chocolate cake with an edible flower

How about getting competitive and hosting your very own virtual Bake off with family and friends?! Simply ask for a suggested donation to enter, with the proceeds to go to Compassion.

Eco-friendly fundraising

Do you fancy helping farm animals AND the planet? Why not try out one of our eco-friendly fundraising ideas below!

Woman taking photos of clothes

You could sell your unwanted things on eBay, Depop, Vinted or even outside your home, with part or all of the proceeds to Compassion!

A pile of neatly folded knitted jumpers

Organise a socially distanced or virtual swap shop where you and your friends trade your preloved clothes and other items. This is a great way to refresh your wardrobe sustainably, while also helping farm animals!

A woman picking up litter on a beach

Ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you to clean up your local woodland paths, river, beach or park!

Other ways to help farm animals

Don’t have time to organise an event? There are other easy ways to help farm animals!

Raise free funds while doing your shopping by simply signing up to Give as You Live or Easy Fundraising. It’s quick and easy to set up and is totally free!

Make a donation in lieu of a gift for birthdays, weddings, Christmas, Easter, and other occasions! Get in touch with our Supporter Engagement Team below and we can create a certificate or hand-written card for your loved one.

IMPORTANT! Remember to always follow government guidelines if you plan to do a socially distanced activity, you can read the latest guidelines.

Contact us

Whatever your virtual or socially distanced fundraising plans, we’re here to support you!

Please contact our Supporter Engagement Team and we will help you in any way that we can. Contact us using the form or via:

Post: Compassion in World Farming International, River Court, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EZ.

Phone: +44 (0)1483 521953 (lines are open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday).

Share your fundraising photos with us via email or Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – we would love to see them and inspire others!

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If you have any further questions regarding this, or any other matter, please get in touch with us at supporters@ciwf.org.uk. We aim to respond to all queries within two working days. However, due to the high volume of correspondence that we receive, it may occasionally take a little longer. Please do bear with us if this is the case. Alternatively, if your query is urgent, you can contact our Supporter Engagement Team on +44 (0)1483 521 953 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).